first_imgThe anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir will not be slowed down because of the appointment of the former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Dineshwar Sharma as the Centre’s Special Representative to carry forward the dialogue, a senior official said on Wednesday.The directive came after a high-level meeting to review the security situation in the State. The meeting was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and was attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, IB Director Rajiv Jain, Army chief Bipin Rawat and NIA Director-General Yogesh Chander Modi. Mr. Sharma, who was also present, made a presentation on his recent visit to Srinagar and Jammu where he had met over 80 delegations. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was to have attended the meeting, but for some other engagement, an official said.‘Decrease in protests’“It was a meeting of the core group of Ministers to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Though the number of protests has come down, sustained operations have been going on against militants. Mr. Modi spoke about the status of the investigation in the terror-funding cases against separatists,” said a senior official of the Home Ministry. Jammu and Kashmir Director-General of Police S.P. Vaid said recently around 170 militants were gunned down by security forces in the State this year.last_img

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